will post a list on this forum and to all the clubs we can.
once again we thank you. We have got insurance but I don't know how quick they will reactso it will be a while I guess
just to expand on this subject, I'm not sure if you are aware or if you have filed a police report on the matter, which you need to do.Don't assume that second hand dealers actually care. If the items stolen have a generally marketable value, don't be afraid to search your local second hand shops. Most thieves aren't that bright and the items are often fenced close to home. If you email out to all the second hand dealers, they'll simply move the item underground to cut their losses.
if you have the information at hand, hand over any serial numbers on any of your kit, this information is uploaded into the police stolen goods database which all 2nd hand dealers have a connection too and must run serial numbers of items received in there stores to insure that it is stolen.
Don't assume that second hand dealers actually care. If the items stolen have a generally marketable value, don't be afraid to search your local second hand shops. Most thieves aren't that bright and the items are often fenced close to home. If you email out to all the second hand dealers, they'll simply move the item underground to cut their losses.its not a matter of e-mailing its a matter of state anti-theft laws that govern the sales of 2nd hand goods and it wouldn't be a matter of e-mailing either, it would be an update to the stolen records database that they are supposed to cross check items with.
the theft happened between Sunday morning & Monday afternoon and reported to police straight away, we have still got receipts for some of the stuffbut we have photo's of all the gearHad any visitors to the clubrooms of late that took more than a particular interest in this stuff etc. Thefts are usually done by what is called casing the joint, that is actually going there and finding out what is kept where and by whom. A few innocent questions can be asked by them to different people and they get some info of when no one is there. It is usually done this way that is why a lot of modellers do not let just anyone see their stuff, the same goes for clubs, give out info about the club but do not divulge any info that could be used by a thief. Not always easy to do this though.
I agree scum and lowlife.I agree!!!
Maybe it will be an opportune time to fit hidden motion detection cameras in case it happens again. Security cameras are now at a reasonable price now. Sorry to hear the news.